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Meaning of rape

rape

Pronunciation: (rāp), [key]
— n., v., raped, rap•ing.
—n.
  1. the unlawful compelling of a woman through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
  2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
  3. See
  4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
  5. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
—v.t.
  1. to force to have sexual intercourse.
  2. to plunder (a place); despoil.
  3. to seize, take, or carry off by force.
—v.i.
  1. to commit rape.

rape

Pronunciation: (rāp), [key]
— n.
  1. a plant, Brassica napus, of the mustard family, whose leaves are used for food for hogs, sheep, etc., and whose seeds yield rape oil.

rape

Pronunciation: (rāp), [key]
— n.
  1. the residue of grapes, after the juice has been extracted, used as a filter in making vinegar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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